Walla Walla in Walla Walla County, Washington — The American West (Northwest)
As increasing numbers of emigrants moved into the Oregon Country during the 1840’s, Whitman Mission became an important station on the Oregon Trail. Cultural differences, climaxed by a measles epidemic that killed many Cayuse, ended the missionary effort. A few suspicious Cayuse took the lives of Marcus and Narcissa Whitman and eleven others on November 29th, 1847.
The grounds, preserved through early community efforts, are now administered as a National Historic Site.
Erected by Cooperating Agencies.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Oregon Trail marker series.
Location. 46° 2.997′ N, 118° 27.966′ W. Marker is in Walla Walla, Washington, in Walla Walla County. Marker is on Route 12, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Walla Walla WA 99362, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 1 other marker is within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow Old Oregon Trail Memorial (approx. 1.1 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Whitman Mission National Historical Area. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
2. Whitman Mission National Historic Site. Whitman Mission National Historic Area information at Things to Do in Washington State website. (Submitted on November 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Additional keywords. Missionaries, Frontier
Categories. • Native Americans • Settlements & Settlers • Wars, US Indian •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 15, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,945 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 28, 2007, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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